Julie's creative practice is varied. In her twenties her art knitting was eclipsed by animation as it offered a way to bring to life her research into unsung aspects about women in pre-history. The result,“Double X” won awards in Fiction and Documentary categories of international festivals. This led Julie into script writing for live action, long form drama and documentary projects.
An unexpected life event redirected her trajectory into digital technology. Julie taught in TAFE and undertook a Masters degree in Fine Arts. Now Julie draws on all these creative engagements, influences and skills, especially digital media as well as her first love; textiles and paint.
Julie draws inspiration from the natural world, the body's wisdoms and the feminine force in culture and art.
E x h i b i t i o n s
2015 Headland/Heartland, Historic Site Specific House, Sydney
2012 Open Textures, COFA Space, Sydney
1996 Dancing the Dualities, Historic Site Specific House, Sydney
1995 The Girls, Surry Hills Brothel, Sydney
1995 Paraphernalia, Black Wattle Studios, Sydney
2020 Between Worlds, The Shop Gallery, Glebe Sydney
2019 Shoalhaven International Women's Day Exhibition, Awarded First Prize.
2017 Now, Shoalhaven City Art Gallery
2016 Femflix, SCA Galleries, The University of Sydney
1983 Comicstripping, George Patton Gallery, University of Melbourne
1982 Cast Off - Stephen Mori Gallery, Sydney
1979 Craft Council Gallery
F e s t i v a l s
2019 Bird, curating and participation, See Change Festival, Jervis Bay
2018 Art Zone, River Festival, Nowra
2017 Planet Nowra, Nowra, A Bundanon Production in collaboration with Sean David Bacon
2016 Art Zone, River Festival, Nowra
2017 Art Zone, River Festival, Nowra
S c r e e n i n g s
1987 Double X
Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Intercom Festival, Chicago, Montreal Film Festival
1993 Because It Feels Good
Sydney and Melbourne International Film Festivals
F i l m A w a r d s
1987 DOUBLE X, 13 min 35 mm animation. Produced by Film Australia
Awards: Silver Hugo, Documentary Category of the Intercom Industrial Festival, Chicago,
1988 Greater Union Award, Fiction category of the Sydney Film Festival.
1989 HORRIBLE MAN, Short film. AFTRS
Julie's roles: Production Design & Costume Design.
Award: Best Film, Berlin Student Film Festival.
C o l l e c t i o n s
Double X, Animation, National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra ACT
Private collections - Blue Mountains, Shoalhaven, Kangaroo Valley, Turramurra, Concord, Waverley
P r e s e n t a t i o n s
2011 Arts and Health Symposium Otago Polytechnic Dunedin
2009 Creative Margins, Curtin University
2009 Arts Health Conference Newcastle
1993 Multi Media Conference at Australian Film & TV School
1989 The Illusion Of Life Conference, Sydney
F i l m G r a n t s
and C o m m i s s i o n s
OPAL, drama feature.
1991,1992, 2004 Script development for three drafts, Australian Film Commission
Julie's roles: Writer, Director, Researcher.
KISSING THE BEAST, 60 mn documentary.
1992 Script development investment, NSW Film & TV Office.
Julie's roles: Concept, Research, Writer, Director
THE TWELVE KEYS OF BASIL VALENTINE, 40 min hybrid experimental drama with animation
1992 Grant from the Australian Film Commission to perform pre production tests
Julie's roles: Concept, Writer, Director, Designer.
BECAUSE IT FEELS GOOD, 3 min animation.
1993 Commissioned for the ABC TV Children’s series Lift Off.
Julie's roles: Designer, Director, Animator
SIGH OF THE SERPENT- Feature drama.
1989 Script investment from the Australian Film Commission
Julie's role: Writer
SIGNS OUT OF TIME, Feature documentary, Canadian/American co-production
2003 Julie's roles: Commissioned animator & Illustrator.
DOUBLE X, 13 min 35 mm animation. Produced by Film Australia
1986 Julie's roles : Concept, Researcher, Writer, Designer, Director, Animator
Q u a l i f i c a t i o n s
University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Masters of Fine Arts with High Distinction 2012
Australian Film & Television School, Production Design Certificate,1988